March 01, 2007
Kent State in Denial Mode About Pro-al Qaeda Professor; Hackers Pwn His Website
Here's an update on Kent State Professor, Julio "Assad'' Pino who was linked to a pro-al Qaeda website. Apparently, Professor Pino is saying that he "provided news stories to the Web site but didn’t accept any ownership of it."
On a related note: Howie, Vinnie, Ragnar, Bluto, Mike, Good Lt., Jane, and the rest simply provide news stories to The Jawa Report, but don't accept any ownership of it. So, even though nearly 70% of The Jawa Report is written by people other than me, Dr. Rusty Shackleford, ultimately I'm the only one responsible for its content.
It's real convenient the way that works. Dr. Pino knowingly "provides news stories" to a website which has, as identified by Charles Johnson, one of the 9/11 hijacker pictured (Ahmed Ibrahim al-Haznawi) as a role model, and then, since he doesn't actually own the website, gets to shirk all responsibility of it.
The purpose of the website is open to anybody at Kent State wishing to check it out. It is written just under the image of Ahmed Ibrahim al-Haznawi:
We are a jihadist news service, and provide battle bispatches, training manuals, and jihad videos to our brothers worldwide. All we want is to get Allah’s pleasure. We will write "Jihad" across our foreheads, and the stars. The angels will carry our message throughout the world.And since the image which goes along with that message is of an al Qaeda operative involved in the worst act of terrorism in American history, the message is clear to all but the most naive: we support al Qaeda.
Dr. Pino knowingly contributes to this website. A website used to spread pro-al Qaeda propaganda. A website which has as its mission statement the recruitment and training of jihadis. Jihadis who will take up arms against American soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
That, my friends, is indefensible. It's criminal. And if the administrators of Kent State don't get why this is a problem, then I'd suggest our problems in academia run even deeper than I imagined. Just because Pina is a "good teacher", no action can be taken. I also hear that Hitler was a fine conversationalist and dinner host.
Incidentally, the Global War website, which claims its mission is to help train jihadis around the world, has apparently been pwned. As of this writing, clicking on it redirects readers to the Defense Department's Defend America website.
Now, I'd like to take ownership for pwning a pro-terror website--that's one of our main missions around here---but it wasn't me. Honest.
Besides, even if it was me, you can't hold me responsible for my own actions. I only contribute news stories to the hackers responsible for redirecting traffic away from Dr. Pino's pro-al Qaeda site to one that is openly pro-American.
Goose, meet gander.
Marked Manner has also being doing constant updates to this story here.
Kent State's defense of this terror supporter in their ranks, and also the source of the quote, is here. (Hat tip: Jeff)